Inside CIA's Private World: Declassified Articles from the Agency's Internal Journal, 1955-1992

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H. Bradford Westerfield
Yale University Press, 1997 - History - 489 pages
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For forty years the Central Intelligence Agency has published an in-house journal, Studies in Intelligence, for CIA eyes only. Now the agency has declassified much of this material. This engrossing book, which presents the most interesting articles from the journal, provides revealing insights into CIA strategies and into events in which the organization was involved.

The articles were selected by H. Bradford Westerfield, an independent authority who teaches courses on intelligence operations but has never been affiliated with the CIA. Westerfield's comprehensive introduction sketches the history and basic structure of the CIA, sets the articles in context, and explains his process of selection. The articles span a wide range of intelligence activities, including intelligence data gathering inside the United States; analysis of data; interaction between analysts and policymakers; the development of economic intelligence targeted at friendly countries as well as at foes; use of double agents (the personal memoir of a CIA officer who pretended to the Russians to be their agent); evaluation of defectors (the Nosenko case); and coercive interrogation techniques and how to resist them.
 

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Contents

The Unidentifieds
8
The Interpreter as an Agent
29
Obstacle Course for Attaches
35
Soviet Reality Sans Potemkin
41
Techniques of Domestic Intelligence Collection
51
The Elicitation Interview
63
Psychology of Treason
70
The Practice of a Prophet
83
A Comparison of the Conventional and Bayesian Methods for Intelligence Warning
264
New Ways to Analyze Politics
274
Scientific and Technical Intelligence Analysis
293
Economic Intelligence in CIA
305
Analysis and Its Consumers
331
Problems in Hindsight Analysis
333
Dealing with IntelligencePolicy Disconnects
344
New Links Between Intelligence and Policy
357

CatchasCatchCan Operations
93
The Collectors Role in Evaluation
99
Issues of Quality
108
Clandestinity and Current Intelligence
118
The NotSoSecret War or How StateCIA
185
Assessing DDO Human Source Reporting
194
What Basic Intelligence Seeks to Do
207
Do You Really Need More Information?
218
Basic Psychology for Intelligence Analysts
232
The Hazards of SingleOutcome Forecasting
238
Bayes Theorem for Intelligence Analysis
255
Intelligence Support at a Major International Economic Conference
366
Counterespionage
377
Five Paths to Judgment
379
Defense Against Communist Interrogation Organizations
415
Observations on the Double Agent
437
The Case of Major X
450
The Next Most Valuable Articles
479
Abbreviations Acronyms and Definitions
481
Acknowledgments
483
Index
485
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